This post is dedicated to my reader Hime who requested it.
Bill is forced to introduce Sookie to Eric 1×04:
Notice the Striking difference in the photos in Bill’s face before and after Eric shows obvious interest:
Initially, Bill shows total submission to Eric w/ a lowered head and sunken eyebrows on his face.
Wow, now look at that! After Eric has shown obvious interest in Sookie, Bill shows simultaneous anger and SADNESS with very pronounced “pursed, flat lips!” and ENVY with his tight wrinkled, jutting chin and his tight stare as well. Bill knew where this was going to end LONG AGO!
Bill and Eric interact as Eric saves Sookie from her “Scratches” 2×03:
Eric claims his position as Alpha male by spreading out his body and gaining the center of attention in the room even when he is sitting. More surprisingly, however, we see PITY in Eric’s face (eyes in an extended gaze, titled head, corners of mouth slightly down) even though he is trying to hide it.
Eric is obviously aroused by the prospect of giving Sookie blood (mouth turned up slightly at sides in gentle smile,relaxed facial muscles) but he is also taking the opportunity for alpha male posturing again by grabbing the vulnerable wrist area in a sign of aggressive physical contact (Bill tries to return the favor). Bill replies with obvious disgust at the suggestion (nostrils flared; nose crunched).
Eric and Bill talk 2×04:
All Bill/Eric interaction in “Timebomb” 2×08:
Eric feels comfortable enough to invade the couple’s space again and postures himself as dominant over Bill by opening up his shoulders yet trying to seem non-threatening to Sookie by lowering his head and keeping a relaxed jaw line.
Obviously none too pleased, Bill does his usual cold stare and tight,closed lips to show his displeasure.
All Eric/Bill interaction during “I Will Rise Up” 2×09:
What the hell Bill?! Your girl has supposedly just been violated and you could not be acting any more submissive right there (head VERY down, eyes WAY down, nose down, curled corners in your, WHOLE FACE down). Not one dominant or angry gesture here other than a sour look or two. Maybe it seemed like Sookie was a little too into it no matter what she said. Yeah, Bill totally knows where this is headed, just like he did on day one.
Eric and Bill confront eachother outside QSA’s mansion: 2×11
Eric shows boredom with Bill by diverting his eyes and fiddling with his hair. BUT suddenly Bill has CONFIDENCE shown through a swagger in his step and shows his interest in what Eric is up to by arching his eyebrow. He shows sudden confidence because of hearing about the V thing and is not afraid to look Eric in the eye with an arrogant slight smile. BUT Eric does not back down with the eye showdown and Bill knows where this is still headed…soo….
Maybe he was also confident with Eric in that scene because he knew he was about to tie the fair lady down with a quickie marriage to Vermont…
Like it or not, Bill knows where this is STILL headed and now…so does everyone else.